Historical building near Perugia, with tower, swimming pool and 2 ha of land

Umbria - 10 km from Perugia | Palazzo Nobile della Cornia Ref. code MSER

A fascinating historical residence, 10 minutes away from Perugia


Details and accessories

Existing Swimming pool
  • Surface: 1.014 mq
  • Bedrooms: 13
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Land: 2.08 ha
  • Conditions: excellent
  • Energy efficiency rating: G
  • EPgl,nren: 165,490
  • Avenue lined with trees
  • Fireplace
  • Garden with lawn
  • Guest apartments
  • Swimming pool

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Brief description

Renovated historical building, built around a watchtower, divisible in 5-6 apartments, surrounded by 2 hectares of land, with a swimming pool, various outbuildings and sheds.



Geographic position

The Palazzo Nobile della Cornia is located on a flat area at the foot of Monte Malbe, 10 minutes by car from Perugia and less than one hour from Cortona (38 km) and Arezzo (86 km). The nearest built-up area is only 800 m away, perfect for your daily errands.

The ideal place for those who love Lake Trasimeno, which is just 13 km away (10 minutes by car).

The property is immersed in Umbria’s beautiful rolling green hills. It's a haven of privacy, surrounded by a fruit orchard and high trunk trees inside a private plot of over 2 hectares.

The airport of Perugia is the nearest one (29 km away, meaning half an hour by car); whereas the airports of Florence (115 km) and Ancona (139 km) are two hours away.

Description of buildings

This property is the largest portion of a tiny village built around an eleventh-century watchtower, which has been transformed over the centuries into a palace, then a small border barrack, a hunting pavilion, a stage station and a dwelling for travellers headed to Perugia or for those who were crossing Italy from one sea to the other.


Even if it’s a portion of the entire property, Palazzo Nobile della Cornia is a haven of privacy, thanks to the private land that surrounds it.


Today, the facility stretches over 945 m2 (net saleable area) and is intended for accommodation purposes. It counts 5 apartments, large communal areas, and a fully equipped kitchen where you can organise small events for 30-40 people in the winter and 80-100 people in the summer, still being possible to get back being a single home for a large family. 


The communal area, kitchen, two storage rooms and one bathroom are on the ground floor of the main portion (this portion can also be transformed into a single apartment of over 250 square meters). The upper floors house 3 independent apartments:


Apartment 1 - First floor

The apartment consists of a large living room, a kitchen with a dining area, a sitting room, a study, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Energy class: G. EP gl,nren: 165,490 KWh/m2 per year.


Apartments 2 and 3 - Second floor

Both these apartments have a kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

On this floor, there are also an additional room with a bathroom, an independent staircase from the first floor, two lofts and a storage room.

Energy class of both the apartments: F. EP gl,nren: 212,820 KWh/m2 per year.


The left wing of the residence houses other two apartments with an independent entrance and a technical room:


Apartment 4 - Ground floor

It consists of a living room with a kitchenette and two bedrooms, both with an en-suite bathroom.

Energy class: G. EP gl,nren: 221,580 KWh/m2 per year.


Apartment 5 - Ground and first floor

The entrance is on the first floor, where there are the living room, a kitchenette, two bedrooms with a private bathroom and an additional bedroom with a bathroom on the ground floor (and direct access also from the outside).

Energy class: G. EP gl,nren: 221,580 KWh/m2 per year.


The property also has three useful outbuildings (14 m2, 22 m2 and 33 m2,respectively), which can be used as a storage room or warehouse, and three sheds (54 m2, 69 m2 and 98 m2,respectively).

State and finishing

This property was acquired by the current owners at the end of the 19th century and was an excellent commercial farm specialised in the cultivation of mulberry for silkworms. Once the fortune of autochthonous silk was over, both the palace and the tower were turned into a summer country house. Now, it’s a house and an accommodation business.


The accurate and conservative renovation has maintained the old charm of the historical residence, thanks to the traditional external finishes, artisan terracotta floors, ceilings with wooden beams, large and cosy fireplaces, and internal and external solid wood fixtures.

External areas

The surrounding 2-hectare land (20,840 m2) includes a garden and a fruit orchard.

The 15x8 m swimming pool (2.40 m deep) is surrounded by tables, chairs and sunbeds, arranged to ensure everyone’s privacy.

There’s also a large and shady private parking lot.

Use and potential uses

Palazzo Nobile della Cornia is the perfect place for those who a looking for a property immersed in Umbria’s nature and want to start a profitable accommodation business. Thanks to the fact that it’s divided into apartments and is 10 minutes away from Perugia by car, this residence is the perfect solution also for multiple families that want to stay close yet maintain their privacy.



Distances and location

  • Nearest village 0.8 Km
  • Corciano 5.5 Km
  • Perugia 9 Km
  • Passignano sul Trasimeno 19 Km
  • Umbertide 26 Km
  • Cortona 41 Km
  • Gubbio 45 Km
  • Città di Castello 46 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 118 Km
  • Lake Trasimeno 13 Km
  • Golf course 10 Km
  • Perugia Airport 29 Km
  • Ancona Falconara Airport 139 Km
  • Dual carriageway 6 Km

Umbria - Italy

Neighboring regions: Toscany, Lazio, Marche

Main centers: Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, Gubbio, Spello


Characteristics: is the sister of Tuscany region, green and hilly territory with olive groves and vineyards, rich in art cities and quaint towns.

Placed in Central Italy between Rome and Florence, Umbria is a region rich in history and culture, from the hilly landscape with olive groves and vineyards, and dotted with historic villages and artistic cities such as Perugia (important international University Centre), Spoleto, Orvieto, Todi, Assisi, Spello and others.

15 minutes from Perugia is located Lake Trasimeno, the largest Italian lake after that of Como.

The climate is mild with temperatures in winter rarely fall below zero degrees and summer temperatures around 25 degrees.

The region is the scene of major cultural events throughout the year (such as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and Umbria Jazz) and many other folk events which, especially in summer, enliven small and large centers of the entire territory.


Property offer: Umbria, with its Green and hilly territory is particularly required for purchasing original characteristic stone farmhouses, very similar to those of Tuscany, in the countryside around the major cities of art such as Todi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi or in the popular area of Valley of Niccone or of Trasimeno.  These are often finely renovated farmhouses with park and pool, which are well suited to use for vacation but also for investment with the ability to put them in the lease through touristicrental. Umbria has a strategic position being located half an hour from Rome and two hours from Florence. The region, rich in history, offers you the chance to buy real estate like castles, vintage villas, villages and monasteries. Very popular are also the apartments within historical centers or small rural managed complexes, rich in original farmhouses of stone structure, particularly are requested those places in the countryside around the town of Todi, Spoleto, Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto, but also in the areas and Niccone Valley and Lake Trasimeno. Frequently also the historic buildings, ancient villas, castles and apartments in historic towns such as Perugia, Orvieto, Spoleto, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, or in small villages renovated and preserved.



*The location of the property on the map is approximate